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College News 11Nov 2014

Hartpury ambassadors helping to shape sport leaders of tomorrow

Hartpury ambassadors helping to shape sport leaders of tomorrow


Children from various primary schools from across the Forest of Dean took part in the first of three ‘Leadership Academy Days’ run by  Hartpury College’s Young Ambassadors.


Year Six pupils from five different primary schools spent the day learning coaching and leadership skills from some of Hartpury’s finest at Dene Magna School.


Hartpury’s Young Ambassadors are a group of the college’s BTEC Sports Coaching students and they applied their knowledge to plan and run the whole event. They put on a combination of theory and practical sessions for the schoolchildren, with a particular focus on communication, teamwork, confidence and general leadership skills.


Young Ambassadors is a programme run by the Youth Sport Trust. A Young Ambassador is an outstanding and committed sports leader that takes on the additional responsibility of increasing participation, promoting physical education and school sport and being a link between teachers and young people.


The current crop of Hartpury ambassadors had to apply for the positions and all have been recognised for their exceptional commitment and ability as young leaders or volunteers.


Dan Robinson, Subject Leader for General Sport and Further Education Sports Coordinator at Hartpury College, said: “Our Young Ambassadors are the cream of the crop of our first and second year students. The aim of this day was developing their skills, ahead of them looking to plan and co-ordinate a major event themselves in June 2015.”


Steve Price, School Games Organiser for the Forest of Dean, said: “The students were a credit to both themselves and the college. This day took all of them out of their comfort zone but they all did a great job with their sessions.


“With another two Leadership Academy days still to come, the primary school pupils will continue to learn a great deal from the Young Ambassadors at Hartpury.”

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